it wants direct talks with the u.s., cutting out countries like china and japan, a position the former president may be asked to take home personally to his wife, hillary, america's secretary of state. it was only a couple of weeks ago, just to give you a sense of the fast ups and downs of this relationship with north korea, that mrs. clinton referred to north korea's leaders, calling them acting like unruly children. harry? >> barry petersen, thanks very much. in tokyo. joining us now from washington, cbs news security analyst juan zarate, like children or bad actors for sure, who get a former president of the united states to come to their soil to just win the release of these journalists? >> it's a good question, harry. i think one of the challenges for president clinton and the obama administration is to try to make sure this visit is a success, to win the release of the two rerters, but that this issue doesn't get intermingled with the other issues of concern, the nuclear disarmament issues, the missile tests. this comes at a period of heightened tension between the two countries.